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Wednesday 30 Jul 2014

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Children in Need Rocks Manchester

Children in Need Rocks Manchester

BBC Children in Need is excited to announce that Gary Barlow will be once again bring some of the biggest and best names from the music industry together in a one-off concert that will help change young lives across the UK.

The world-class line-up being assembled so far includes:

Michael Buble
Coldplay
Elbow
JLS
Lady Gaga
Hugh Laurie
James Morrison
N Dubz
Snow Patrol
Ed Sheeran

Further names will be confirmed on the bill in coming weeks.

The concert, taking place on Thursday 17 November at the M.E.N. Arena, will be hosted by Fearne Cotton, Chris Moyles and David Tennant. As well as being broadcast on BBC One and BBC HD between 8pm and 10pm, the event will also simulcast on Radio 1.

The evening will contain surprise guests and Appeal Films of the work BBC Children in Need does with disadvantaged children in the UK, as well as the spectacular line-up. There will also be some never-before seen surprise collaborations in honour of the event.

Gary Barlow says: "I'm so thrilled that these incredible artists are giving their time for such a special charity that is very close to my heart. I can't wait to see it all come together on November 17, there are still some great acts we're keeping up our sleeve to announce in the coming weeks and who knows, I might even sing a little something on the night too."

Host Chris Moyles says: "It's an amazing line up and great that it's in the north of England. Handy for Gary and I to go visit our mums!"

BBC Children in Need CEO, David Ramsden, says: "With Gary's incredible support we are going to be able to change thousands of young lives right here in the UK. He has put together an amazing line-up for an unforgettable evening which will raise lots of money for disadvantaged children who desperately need our help."

The concert will fall in Children in Need's busiest week of the year with thousands of fundraising events up and down the country a host of BBC programmes rallying round to do their bit make this year's appeal the biggest ever.

Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday 16 September and are priced £95, £85, £75, £65 and £55. Please visit www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey for full details and ways to get involved in this year's appeal.

Notes to Editors

BBC Children in Need currently makes grants to 2,000 voluntary projects, community groups and registered charities who offer practical, lasting support to children and young people experiencing poverty, deprivation or homelessness, suffering from illness, abuse, distress, or neglect, living with learning difficulties, sensory or physical disabilities, or behavioural or psychological disorders.

Every year, thanks to public donations and the amazing efforts of fundraisers, schools, businesses and corporate partners, BBC Children in Need is able to make a difference to thousands of young lives.

For every penny donated to BBC Children in Need, a penny goes to projects helping disadvantaged children and young people right across the UK, this is because the charity uses its investment income and gift aid to cover running costs.

The BBC Children in Need Appeal is a charity registered in England and Wales (802052) and Scotland (SC039557) whose aim is to make a positive change to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

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